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archaic
adjective
No longer used or applicable; ancient
argot
noun
The informal, specialized vocabulary or expressions of a particular group
connotation
noun
Ideas or meanings suggested by a word; associations that go beyond a wor's literal meaning
denotation
noun
The most direct or specific meaning of a word
idiom
noun
An expression with a pseicla meaning that cannot be understood from the meanings of the individual words; a nonliteral expression
jargon
noun
a. A specialized vocabulary of a profession or trade
b. Nonsensical or meaningless communication
pidgin
noun
A simplified form of speech developed from two or more languages
semantics
noun
a. The sudy of meaning and word interpretation
b. The exact meaning of a word
standard
adjective
a. Conforming to the established language used by educated speakers
noun
b. Something established as a measure of quality
vernacular
noun
a. Everyday language
b. The native language or dialect of a country, place, or group
adjective
c. commonly spoken by a region or group